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Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 93, Dec-Jan 2017-2018

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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 93 with the Dutch During the Eighty Years’ WarSpecial Feature: The Dutch during the Eighty Years’ WarMichael Leck, ‘Bitesize battles: The Ako Vendetta – 47 Ronin’.Michael Leck, ‘Defending the Finns from the Pagan R…

SOTCW Journal 94, Oct-Nov 2017

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SOTCW Journal 94, Oct-Nov 2017

The Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers is happy to announce that Journal 94 has been sent to members. The print versions have been posted, and the PDF versions are available to download as usual.

Articles

The Battle of Marne – Refight: Exeter 13 May 2017
Spanner in the Works – Luftwaffe Infrared Equipment
Notes on Spanish Civil War TO and Es – Part Four – The CTV (Support units and Blackshirts)
Fritz – A survivor of the German training flight programme
Series 78 Standard Units – World War II
Red and Gray – Part Six – The Lovat Line – Final eastern front scenarios for Spearhead 41-43
The Joy Of Hex – Gaming on a Hex Grid
Operation Sealion – My Dad’s part in it’s downfall
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places – ……and its maps
Coup de Main…or Coup de Grâce? – French AAR
Meet The Members – Rob Morgan
There’s more to Youtube than videos of cats – Items of interest on the video channel
Modern Series 78 Units – Part 2 of Bob Setchell’s article
The Great War in the Black Sea – More musings from Rob Morgan

Regulars
Bookshelf
The Armoury
Little Warriors
Battlefields
Rob’s Rearguard

SOTCW

Wargames Illustrated 360, October 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 360, October 2017

The theme for our latest issue is Revolution, Wargaming Revolts and Uprisings.

OBSERVATION POST
Our latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION
Mitch Reed takes a look at the opportunities for tabletop gaming in a time of Revolution. To the barricades!

RULES SHOWCASE: BLOOD RED SKIES
We met up with rules writing ace Andy Chambers to try out these new WW2 air combat rules coming soon from Warlord Games.

THEME: THE AWI…AR/RW
Whether you are inclined towards calling it a ‘Revolution’ or a ‘War of Independence’, AWI/AR/RW enthusiast Steve Jones would like to provide you with a brief guide to gaming the AWI.

HISTORICON 2017
Our annual round-up of the action at one of the biggest and best conventions on the US scene.

THEME: THE WARS OF JAMES II PART 3
The penultimate part of our series on James II takes a look at the revolutionary actions of those who would seek to overthrow the king.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: FORAGER
Everything you need to know about this characterful Napoleonic era skirmish game from the team at Stand To! Games.

THEME: THE HELDER CAMPAIGN HOLLAND 1799
We turn our attention to the French Revolutionary Wars now as Colin Ashton and David Bickley tell us about their inaugural Big-Ash Bash.

HERE COMES THE SUN
Dan Mersey adds a number of new lists for using North European Bronze Age armies in games using his Dragon Rampant rules from Osprey.

THEME: SO YOU WANT TO FIGHT THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS?
In the month of its centenary, Dom Sore provides an insight into the gaming possibilities provided by the Russian Revolution of 1917.

COMPANY PROFILE: SARISSA
We visited these masters of MDF to find out more about the processes they use and their range of products.

THEME: ANIMAL FARM II – SNOWBALL’S RETURN
Featured at Salute 2017, this game by the Sons of Simon de Montfort club expands upon Orwell’s classic novel and adds a whole new, unique aspect to the story.

CAMBRAI AT PARTIZAN
We take a look at this excellent display game from the show earlier this year, with some additional insight into the creation of the tabletop set up.

MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS: EXPLOSIONS
No game is complete without the odd explosion, so here’s how you can make yours look particularly good during your gaming.

FIGURE DIRECTORY
Your handy guide to the various manufacturers featured in this month’s magazine.

Wargames Illustrated

The Art of Ancient Warfare

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The Art of Ancient Warfare

Originally conceived as a reward for Ancient History Magazine Kickstarter backers, the 2016 special edition of Ancient Warfare is a compilation of covers, battle scenes and unit reconstructions from the first fifty issues of the magazine. Compiled and edited by Josho Brouwers, with contributions from the rest of the Ancient Warfare staff, this 100-page full-colour book features artwork by favourite illustrators such as Igor Dzis, Johnny Shumate, Radu Oltean and Rocío Espin, to name but a few. Also included are articles by the staff with insight into our philosophy for commissioning artwork, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at how illustrations are produced.

Ancient Warfare

The Art of Ancient Warfare

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The Art of Ancient Warfare

Originally conceived as a reward for Ancient History Magazine Kickstarter backers, the 2016 special edition of Ancient Warfare is a compilation of covers, battle scenes and unit reconstructions from the first fifty issues of the magazine. Compiled and edited by Josho Brouwers, with contributions from the rest of the Ancient Warfare staff, this 100-page full-colour book features artwork by favourite illustrators such as Igor Dzis, Johnny Shumate, Radu Oltean and Rocío Espin, to name but a few. Also included are articles by the staff with insight into our philosophy for commissioning artwork, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at how illustrations are produced.

Ancient Warfare

Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings

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Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 - The Battle of Hastings

The 2017 special issue of Medieval Warfare takes a look at one of the most famous battles in the history of the British Isles. Our detailed analysis of the Battle of Hastings by expert writers and medievalists not only looks at the engagement itself, but examines the leaders, their armies, the immediate aftermath, and the broader effect on history and popular imagination.

Medieval Warfare Special 2017: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings with:

Kelly DeVries, ‘Two invasions, three battles, one throne – The contenders in 1066’.
John Gillingham, ‘The path for William, Duke of Normandy – The conqueror’s apprenticeship’.
Ad van Kempen, ‘The path for Harold Godwinson – How do you become a king?’.
Richard Abels, ‘The men who fought with King Harold – The Anglo-Saxon mlitary’.
Megan Arnott, ‘The path for Haraldr Hardrádi Sigurdarson – Hardrulers of the Vikings’.
Danielle Turner, ‘The Vikings’ last stand in England – The Battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge’.
Ilana Krug, ‘The logistics of the Norman Conquest – Crossing the Channel’.
Kelly DeVries, ‘A meeting of missles and sword-strokes – The Battle of Hastings’.
Michael Livingston, ‘The legend that just won’t die – The arrow in King Harold’s eye’.
George Theotokis, ‘Hastings versus Dyrrhachium – The myth of the “invincible” Norman cavalry charge’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – William I’s subjugation of England’.
Nick Arnold, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – The Battle of Northam’.
Luke Foddy, ‘The 950th anniversary of the battle – A return to Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Harold lives! William kills his wife! – The alternative histories of The Battle of Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Learn more about the Norman Conquest – Further reading’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings

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Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 - The Battle of Hastings

The 2017 special issue of Medieval Warfare takes a look at one of the most famous battles in the history of the British Isles. Our detailed analysis of the Battle of Hastings by expert writers and medievalists not only looks at the engagement itself, but examines the leaders, their armies, the immediate aftermath, and the broader effect on history and popular imagination.

Medieval Warfare Special 2017: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings with:

Kelly DeVries, ‘Two invasions, three battles, one throne – The contenders in 1066’.
John Gillingham, ‘The path for William, Duke of Normandy – The conqueror’s apprenticeship’.
Ad van Kempen, ‘The path for Harold Godwinson – How do you become a king?’.
Richard Abels, ‘The men who fought with King Harold – The Anglo-Saxon mlitary’.
Megan Arnott, ‘The path for Haraldr Hardrádi Sigurdarson – Hardrulers of the Vikings’.
Danielle Turner, ‘The Vikings’ last stand in England – The Battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge’.
Ilana Krug, ‘The logistics of the Norman Conquest – Crossing the Channel’.
Kelly DeVries, ‘A meeting of missles and sword-strokes – The Battle of Hastings’.
Michael Livingston, ‘The legend that just won’t die – The arrow in King Harold’s eye’.
George Theotokis, ‘Hastings versus Dyrrhachium – The myth of the “invincible” Norman cavalry charge’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – William I’s subjugation of England’.
Nick Arnold, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – The Battle of Northam’.
Luke Foddy, ‘The 950th anniversary of the battle – A return to Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Harold lives! William kills his wife! – The alternative histories of The Battle of Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Learn more about the Norman Conquest – Further reading’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

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Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

Medieval Warfare VII. with The murder of Charles the Good. The County of Flanders erupts into civil war after Charles is killed. As Bruges falls into chaos, the fight to become the new count begins.

Theme: The murder of Charles the Good

Peter Konieczny, ‘How Flanders descended into civil war – A murder, a siege, and too many successors’.
Jeff Rider, ‘”Let’s kill him in the church” – A medieval model for murder’.
Steven Issac, ‘”Vigils, fights, attacks, and other tasks” – In Bruges goes medieval’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘The war according to Herman of Tournai – Chaos in Flanders’.
Erich B. Anderson, ‘The rise and fall of William Clito – The Siege of Aalst’.
Jeff Rider, ‘The chronicler and the historian – My friend Galbert’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Further reading – Books and articles on Charles the Good’.

Features:

James Titterton, ‘The “rules of the game” – Deception in siege warfare’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘The sword in the bog – Forged by a god, foretold by a wizard, found by a king’.
Jacob Henry Deacon, ‘A salty brain and climbing stairs – Filippo Vadi’s martial philosophies’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘”The earth is a source of wonder” – Fantastic beasts and how they kill you’.
Danny Lake-Giguerre, ‘A failed French expedition against England – The portable “wooden city” of 1386’.
Dana Cushing, ‘Attacked “with siege-engines and arrows” – The Siege of Silves in 1189’.
Murray Dahm, ‘Chasing the monster – Beowulf on film’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

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Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

Medieval Warfare VII. with The murder of Charles the Good. The County of Flanders erupts into civil war after Charles is killed. As Bruges falls into chaos, the fight to become the new count begins.

Theme: The murder of Charles the Good

Peter Konieczny, ‘How Flanders descended into civil war – A murder, a siege, and too many successors’.
Jeff Rider, ‘”Let’s kill him in the church” – A medieval model for murder’.
Steven Issac, ‘”Vigils, fights, attacks, and other tasks” – In Bruges goes medieval’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘The war according to Herman of Tournai – Chaos in Flanders’.
Erich B. Anderson, ‘The rise and fall of William Clito – The Siege of Aalst’.
Jeff Rider, ‘The chronicler and the historian – My friend Galbert’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Further reading – Books and articles on Charles the Good’.

Features:

James Titterton, ‘The “rules of the game” – Deception in siege warfare’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘The sword in the bog – Forged by a god, foretold by a wizard, found by a king’.
Jacob Henry Deacon, ‘A salty brain and climbing stairs – Filippo Vadi’s martial philosophies’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘”The earth is a source of wonder” – Fantastic beasts and how they kill you’.
Danny Lake-Giguerre, ‘A failed French expedition against England – The portable “wooden city” of 1386’.
Dana Cushing, ‘Attacked “with siege-engines and arrows” – The Siege of Silves in 1189’.
Murray Dahm, ‘Chasing the monster – Beowulf on film’.

Medieval Warfare

Ancient Warfare XI.4, Oct-Nov 2017

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Ancient Warfare XI.4, Oct-Nov 2017

Ancient Warfare XI.4 with Warfare in ancient Israel and the Levant. The Twelve Tribes of Israel struggled to gain and maintain their nation on the strategic Palestinian land bridge.

Theme: Warfare in ancient Israel and the Levant.

Jasper Oorthuys, ‘Historical introduction – Warfare in ancient Israel’.
Mark Schwartz, ‘The Moabite Stone and military history – Devoted to destruction’.
Hans Edelmaier, ‘The first reported night attack – Gideon’s raid on En-dor’.
Sidney E. Dean, ‘The Battle of Qarqar, 853 BC – Coalition warfare’.
Gareth Williams, ‘Judean fortifications from Rehoboam – The stone frontier’.
Haggai Olshanetsky, ‘Israelites in the army of Assyria – In the name of Gods and Kings’.
Jasper Oorthuys, ‘The Lachish reliefs – an overview’.

Features:

Duncan B. Campbell, ‘An unnoticed Roman military diploma – A Praetorian in New York’.
Michael Livingston and Myke Cole, ‘The key to unlocking the past – All-source analysis’.
Duncan B. Campbell, ‘Who were the antesignani? – Those in front of the standards’.
Tacticus, ‘The art of tactics – taktikè technè, part IV – The myth of the othismos’.
Graham Sumner, ‘A Roman optio from Chester – Waiting in the wings’.

Ancient Warfare

Ancient Warfare XI.4, Oct-Nov 2017

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Ancient Warfare XI.4, Oct-Nov 2017

Ancient Warfare XI.4 with Warfare in ancient Israel and the Levant. The Twelve Tribes of Israel struggled to gain and maintain their nation on the strategic Palestinian land bridge.

Theme: Warfare in ancient Israel and the Levant.

Jasper Oorthuys, ‘Historical introduction – Warfare in ancient Israel’.
Mark Schwartz, ‘The Moabite Stone and military history – Devoted to destruction’.
Hans Edelmaier, ‘The first reported night attack – Gideon’s raid on En-dor’.
Sidney E. Dean, ‘The Battle of Qarqar, 853 BC – Coalition warfare’.
Gareth Williams, ‘Judean fortifications from Rehoboam – The stone frontier’.
Haggai Olshanetsky, ‘Israelites in the army of Assyria – In the name of Gods and Kings’.
Jasper Oorthuys, ‘The Lachish reliefs – an overview’.

Features:

Duncan B. Campbell, ‘An unnoticed Roman military diploma – A Praetorian in New York’.
Michael Livingston and Myke Cole, ‘The key to unlocking the past – All-source analysis’.
Duncan B. Campbell, ‘Who were the antesignani? – Those in front of the standards’.
Tacticus, ‘The art of tactics – taktikè technè, part IV – The myth of the othismos’.
Graham Sumner, ‘A Roman optio from Chester – Waiting in the wings’.

Ancient Warfare

Wargames Illustrated 359, September 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 359, September 2017

The theme of this issue is, Pulp! Wargaming in the world of pulp fiction.

OBSERVATION POST
Spoilt for choice, we take a look at a selection of the myriad of products that are new or upcoming.

THEME: GUNS, GALS AND GREEN GRIPPING HANDS
Just what is pulp and where can we leap upon this careering mine wagon of a genre? Howard Whitehouse steps into the limelight to investigate and enlighten

THE WARS OF JAMES II PART 2
The second part of Simon McDowall’s look at the wars of James II focuses upon the so-called Battle of the Dunes.

THEME: PULP ALLEY – THE CITY OF SERPENTS
A suitable scenario for tough guys and dangerous dames set within a city full of the most devious of creatures.

SHOW REPORT: PARTIZAN 2017
This year’s demo game offerings at the Partizan wargames show were exceptional! But don’t take our word for it…

THEME: WHY I LOVE PULP
Purveyor and owner of Pulp Miniatures Bob Murch shares his personal reasons for loving the wacky world of pulp in all its enduring glory.

RULES SHOWCASE: DRACULA’S AMERICA – SHADOWS OF THE OLD WEST
We take a mosey down the main street of a Wild West town in this new rulebook, which delivers both standard and Weird versions of the genre.

THEME: MAD MAXIMILLIAN
In a society where things took a dramatic turn for the worst, 1930s era vehicles are armed, armoured and taken onto the roads by warriors desperate to survive.

WHY I LOVE: DONNYBROOK
A fan outlines the best parts of these skirmish level rules, complete with applications that perhaps cross over into the pure pulp genre.

THEME: LIFTWOOD
Robert Giglio provides some wargaming ideas for using your 19th Century troops on the Mars created by the Space:1889 roleplaying game.

EVENTING FOR GAMERS
Dom Sore discusses the finer points of running two events at his local club.

THEME: PAINTING PULP
Dave Taylor provides some painting advice for those looking to give their miniatures a pulp-tastic polish.

FOR THE WANT OF A NAIL
Just how can we deal with the issue of logistics in our gaming. What are the potential effects on our tabletop armies?

THEME: MONKEYS, MINI COOPERS, MRS LANGLEY AND FRIENDS
Just what happened during one of our latest WI gaming days? Photos and extracts from the full story.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: CAMPAIGN – NEW GUINEA
Mark Barber, author of this Bolt Action supplement, explains its contents and how he managed to re-create this chapter from the Pacific War.

SQUALID? I CAN DO SQUALID
Nick Buxey discusses his efforts to re-produce the more, er, down market buildings of a certain period.

BRINGING WARGAMING TO THE CLASSROOM
The HMGS makes sterling efforts to promote our hobby across the USA. Their latest efforts involve young people within the school system.

Wargames Illustrated

Ancient History Magazine 12, Oct-Nov 2017

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Ancient History Magazine 12, Oct-Nov 2017

Ancient History Magazine 12 with Medicine and healing in the ancient world

In this issue we take a look at medicine, health, and healing across the ancient world, from practical application to the role religion played in healthcare.

Theme: Medicine and healing in the ancient world

Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Bringer of good health to the whole world – The arts of Asclepius’.
Julie Ackroyd, ‘Dioscorides and De Materia Medica – Recipes for ancient medicine’.
Matthew Dillon, ‘Curing the sick for over 1,000 years – Asclepius: the ancient god of healing’.
Wim van Broekhoven, ‘Quick fixes for bleeding wounds – First century first aid’.
Sarah K. Yeomans, ‘Rimini’s House of the Surgeon – An uprooted tree’.
Ghislaine van der Ploeg, ‘Medicine in the Roman legions – Healing at the edges of empire’.
Gareth Williams, ‘Epidaurus and the Cult of Asclepius – Sweet dreams’.
Glyn Muitjens, ‘The creation of female bodies – Hippocratic gynaecology’.
Rebecca Fallas, ‘Male infertility in ancient Greece – Not always virile’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Suggested reading for this issue – Just what the doctor ordered’.

Features:

Sara Brumfield, ‘Celebrating beer since 1800 BC – The world’s oldest drinking song’.
Seán Hußmann, ‘To burn their sons and daughters in the fire – Child sacrifice in ancient Carthage’.
Sidney E. Dean, ‘Geography becomes identity – The origins of Rome’s seven hills’.
Graham Sumner, ‘The Roman army on screen, part VIII – Barabbas (1961) and Pontius Pilate (1962)’.
Jona Lendering, ‘Claim: The Jewish Temple was not on the Temple Mount – Sacred space’.

Ancient History Magazine

Ancient History Magazine 12, Oct-Nov 2017

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Ancient History Magazine 12, Oct-Nov 2017

Ancient History Magazine 12 with Medicine and healing in the ancient world

In this issue we take a look at medicine, health, and healing across the ancient world, from practical application to the role religion played in healthcare.

Theme: Medicine and healing in the ancient world

Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Bringer of good health to the whole world – The arts of Asclepius’.
Julie Ackroyd, ‘Dioscorides and De Materia Medica – Recipes for ancient medicine’.
Matthew Dillon, ‘Curing the sick for over 1,000 years – Asclepius: the ancient god of healing’.
Wim van Broekhoven, ‘Quick fixes for bleeding wounds – First century first aid’.
Sarah K. Yeomans, ‘Rimini’s House of the Surgeon – An uprooted tree’.
Ghislaine van der Ploeg, ‘Medicine in the Roman legions – Healing at the edges of empire’.
Gareth Williams, ‘Epidaurus and the Cult of Asclepius – Sweet dreams’.
Glyn Muitjens, ‘The creation of female bodies – Hippocratic gynaecology’.
Rebecca Fallas, ‘Male infertility in ancient Greece – Not always virile’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Suggested reading for this issue – Just what the doctor ordered’.

Features:

Sara Brumfield, ‘Celebrating beer since 1800 BC – The world’s oldest drinking song’.
Seán Hußmann, ‘To burn their sons and daughters in the fire – Child sacrifice in ancient Carthage’.
Sidney E. Dean, ‘Geography becomes identity – The origins of Rome’s seven hills’.
Graham Sumner, ‘The Roman army on screen, part VIII – Barabbas (1961) and Pontius Pilate (1962)’.
Jona Lendering, ‘Claim: The Jewish Temple was not on the Temple Mount – Sacred space’.

Ancient History Magazine

Warning Order 46, August 2017

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Warning Order, a free wargaming e-magazine, now has issue #46 available to download.This is a larger-than-usual issue that features reviews of BKC3 and Fire & Fury 2; battle reports for TSATF, Ronin, Saga, BKC2 and 3, and Age of Discovery. There ar…

Warning Order 46, August 2017

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Warning Order, a free wargaming e-magazine, now has issue #46 available to download.This is a larger-than-usual issue that features reviews of BKC3 and Fire & Fury 2; battle reports for TSATF, Ronin, Saga, BKC2 and 3, and Age of Discovery. There ar…

A new monthly subscription plan that combines Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare

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A new monthly subscription plan that combines Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare: you’ll receive each magazine whenever it appears for one simple price, free shipping worldwide. Available in paper and digital versions.Ancient WarfareMedieval Warfare

A new monthly subscription plan that combines Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare

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A new monthly subscription plan that combines Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare: you’ll receive each magazine whenever it appears for one simple price, free shipping worldwide. Available in paper and digital versions.Ancient WarfareMedieval Warfare

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 92, Oct-Nov 2017

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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 92 with By land and sea – Britain in the Napoleonic Wars.Special Feature: By land and sea – Britain in the Napoleonic WarsEoghan Kelly, ‘The British army of the Napoleonic Wars – The worst-treated of men’.Adrian Mc…

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 92, Oct-Nov 2017

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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 92 with By land and sea – Britain in the Napoleonic Wars.Special Feature: By land and sea – Britain in the Napoleonic WarsEoghan Kelly, ‘The British army of the Napoleonic Wars – The worst-treated of men’.Adrian Mc…

Medieval Warfare VII-4, Sep-Oct 2017

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Medieval Warfare VII-4, Sep-Oct 2017

Medieval Warfare VII.4 with The Battle of Hattin.

Fought on July 4, 1187, Saladin’s victory over King Guy of Lusignan paved the way for the reconquest of Jerusalem.

Theme: The Battle of Hattin

William J. Purkis, ‘The sign of the cross on his forehead – Did Crusaders get tattoos?’
William E. Welsh, ‘The rise of the Ayyubids – Saladin’s apprenticeship in Egypt’.
Andrew Latham, ‘The geopolitics of the Medieval Middle East – Was it just Crusade and Jihad?’.
Erich B. Anderson, ‘Victory before the fall – The Siege of Kerak’.
Robert C.L. Holmes, ‘Ayyubid military organization under Saladin – Family, finance, and faith’.
John France, ‘”Give the lie to the Devil” – The Battle of Hattin’.
John Hosler, ‘The consequences of poor strategy – Saladin’s post-Hattin malaise’.
Kay Smith and Ruth Brown, ‘”Millions of meandering lines” – Of swords, steel, and Saladin’.
Michael S. Fulton, ‘The wedge between Egypt and Syria – The Crusader castle of Montreal’.
Rosie Weetch, ‘The museum of the Order of St John, London – Bearers of the Cross’.

Features:
Steven Isaac, ‘A pirate-monk in the English Channel – The Battle of Sandwich’.
Patrick Eickman, ‘Miracles, visions, and St. Barbara’s head – Teutonic Knights and PTSD’.
Murray Dahm, ‘An invisible clash – The Battle of Hatting on film’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare VII-4, Sep-Oct 2017

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Medieval Warfare VII-4, Sep-Oct 2017

Medieval Warfare VII.4 with The Battle of Hattin.

Fought on July 4, 1187, Saladin’s victory over King Guy of Lusignan paved the way for the reconquest of Jerusalem.

Theme: The Battle of Hattin

William J. Purkis, ‘The sign of the cross on his forehead – Did Crusaders get tattoos?’
William E. Welsh, ‘The rise of the Ayyubids – Saladin’s apprenticeship in Egypt’.
Andrew Latham, ‘The geopolitics of the Medieval Middle East – Was it just Crusade and Jihad?’.
Erich B. Anderson, ‘Victory before the fall – The Siege of Kerak’.
Robert C.L. Holmes, ‘Ayyubid military organization under Saladin – Family, finance, and faith’.
John France, ‘”Give the lie to the Devil” – The Battle of Hattin’.
John Hosler, ‘The consequences of poor strategy – Saladin’s post-Hattin malaise’.
Kay Smith and Ruth Brown, ‘”Millions of meandering lines” – Of swords, steel, and Saladin’.
Michael S. Fulton, ‘The wedge between Egypt and Syria – The Crusader castle of Montreal’.
Rosie Weetch, ‘The museum of the Order of St John, London – Bearers of the Cross’.

Features:
Steven Isaac, ‘A pirate-monk in the English Channel – The Battle of Sandwich’.
Patrick Eickman, ‘Miracles, visions, and St. Barbara’s head – Teutonic Knights and PTSD’.
Murray Dahm, ‘An invisible clash – The Battle of Hatting on film’.

Medieval Warfare

ACW Gamer: The Ezine – Issue 15, Summer 2017

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ACW Gamer: The Ezine - Issue 15, Summer 2017

A 35 page PDF (including cover) for you to download online.

 Featuring:

Peter Dennis’ Wargame: The American Civil War Battle in America Series

Refighting Red River
Review – This Bloody Field: Regimental Scenarios for Shiloh
Creating a Teddy Fur Gaming Mat
McDowell vs. Pond AAR – Long Distance miniature gaming.

ACW Gamer

ACW Gamer: The Ezine – Issue 15, Summer 2017

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ACW Gamer: The Ezine - Issue 15, Summer 2017

A 35 page PDF (including cover) for you to download online.

 Featuring:

Peter Dennis’ Wargame: The American Civil War Battle in America Series

Refighting Red River
Review – This Bloody Field: Regimental Scenarios for Shiloh
Creating a Teddy Fur Gaming Mat
McDowell vs. Pond AAR – Long Distance miniature gaming.

ACW Gamer

Ancient History Magazine XI.3, Sep-Oct 2017

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Ancient History Magazine XI.3, Sep-Oct 2017

Ancient Warfare XI.3 with Caesar vs Pompey in the Balkans

The year is 48 BC. Can the forces of Pompey and the Roman senate withstand the veteran legions of Julius Caesar?

Theme: Caesar vs Pompey in the Balkans.

Joseph Hall, ‘Caesar, Pompey and the Roman senate – Road to civil war’.
Séan Hussmann, ‘Propaganda in Caesar’s Bellum Civile – Restitutor Libertatis’.
Murray Dahm, ‘Caesar prepares for the Balkans campaign – Doing what they least expect’.
Paul McDonnell-Staff, ‘The Dyrrhachium campaign – A painful defeat for Caesar’.
Lindsay Powell, ‘The Battle of Pharsalus, 9 August 48 BC – When eagles clashed’.
Ben Angell, ‘The armies of Caesar and Pompey – Setting the stage’.
Kurt Hamilton, ‘Pompey and the senate – Shackled to a corpse’.
Joseph Hall, ‘Further reading – Pompey and Caesar’.

Features:

Duncan B. Campbell, ‘The cavalry of the legion – Glorious horsemen’.
Tacticus, ‘The art of tactics – Taktikè technè, part III’.
Erich B. Anderson, ‘Armoured cavalry in Northwest Europe – The cataphract of Borbetomagus’.

Ancient History Magazine